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India Buildings, Liverpool

  • Client
    L & G Assurance,/HM Government
  • trophy 2022 RIAI Universal Design Award
    Winner
  • trophy 2022 Insider North West Liverpool City Region Property Awards
    Winner - Development of the Year
  • trophy 2022 Insider North West Regional Property Awards
    Workplace award winner
  • trophy 2022 RICS Awards
    Winner - Refurbishment/Revitalisation Project
  • trophy 2022 AJ Retrofit Award
    Listed building over £5m finalist
  • trophy 2022 UKREiiF Awards
    Shortlisted - Real Estate Project of the Year
  • trophy 2022 RICS Awards
    Shortlisted - Commercial Development
  • trophy 2022 RICS Awards
    Shortlisted - Heritage
  • trophy 2022 RICS Awards
    Shortlisted - Public Sector Project
  • trophy 2022 BCO Awards
    Shortlisted - Refurbished/Recycled Workplace
  • trophy 2022 BCO Awards
    Shortlisted - Fit Out of Workplace
  • trophy 2022 Insider North West Liverpool City Region Workplace Fit-Out
    Shortlisted
  • trophy 2022 Insider North West Liverpool City Region Development of the Year Award
    Shortlisted
  • trophy 2022 RIAI Universal Design Award
    Shortlisted

Described as Liverpool’s pre-eminent merchants’ palace, India Buildings is jaw dropping in scale, ambition and detail.  India Buildings raised its designation to Grade II* in November 2013 one the reasons for this was its transatlantic influence reflecting Liverpool’s historic links with the United States, other reasons included its architectural interest.

Falconer Chester Hall’s design sees the Grade II* listed building converted in to a modern, flexible, open plan office environment that will house C4,000 employees for HMRC.

Externally, the stonework has been repaired and cleaned by stonework conservation specialists roof tiles repaired and replaced with like-for-like. The majority of the external windows have been replaced with new double-glazed windows that matched the existing windows, a number of the existing windows have been retained and secondary glazed to meet HMRCs enhanced thermal and security requirements.

Internally, to meet increased occupancy demands, 5 new lifts have been introduced, security enhanced at the main entrances with the provision of security speed lanes, these were sensitively designed with an appropriate materials palette to give the appearance of always being there.

The Regency Suite has been transformed back to its former glory.  The mezzanine removed and the rooflights replaced with a modern interpretation of what we believe the original rooflights resembled.